Radnor Lake South Lake Trail

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Radnor Lake South Lake Trail is a 2.5 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Nashville, Tennessee that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is accessible year-round.

DISTANCE
2.5 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
239 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

lake

views

wild flowers

wildlife

no dogs

Easy flat lakeside trail around Lake Radnor.

2 days ago

7 days ago

hiking
8 days ago

Easy but beautiful trail. Saw lots of wildlife and had a great time working up a good sweat.

hiking
9 days ago

hiking
12 days ago

hiking
13 days ago

Depends on what you're looking for. After sitting in Brentwood traffic, then further doing three loops of the parking lot to find a space, my dog and I see a giant sign letting us know dogs aren't invited. Already investing that amount of time, I decided to run the quickest route by the lake, to the top of the road (which dogs are allowed to walk on). Boy was I wrong. The number of dirty looks (see lady in picture) and people telling me I'd get fined was amazing, and over seriously 10 minutes. I recognize I was the one breaking the rules and that some people don't like dogs, but you know what, I don't like little kids. Does that mean we should have parks where little kids aren't allowed? No, that's crazy.
As for the park itself, while beautiful, this is sterile nature. Trails are lined with wooden planks, wood chips cover walking paths, and elevation is absolutely minimal (some side trails, also not dog friendly, offer a LITTLE more challenge). If you want to take your mom for a stroll, come here. If you want outdoor adventure or exercise, probably head somewhere else.
I promise I won't bring my dog back...

17 days ago

hiking
19 days ago

23 days ago

28 days ago

walking
1 month ago

Easy, enjoyable trail. Definitely my most frequented.

1 month ago

Enjoyed my 1st Radnor Lake trip. Will be back!

hiking
1 month ago

walking
1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

1 month ago

Popular for a reason. Numerous great lake views and lots of wildlife. Parking can be a nightmare, especially on weekends. Nashville's oasis.

hiking
2 months ago

birding
2 months ago

2 months ago